Completing Your PhD
Aimed at final year PhD students, this session deals with the final phase of the process and explores strategies to help ensure successful completion.
Consideration will first be given to reviewing and evaluating work so far produced, locating any remaining gaps, and formulating a plan for completion. Attention will also be given to strategies for good time management and the identification of effective working practices. This component of the workshop will draw to a close by exploring how to make the most of your supervisors in the final stage of the PhD, as well as considering sources of additional support.
The second half of the session will address the subject of editing your PhD - for consistency, for style and content, and for accuracy. Consideration will also be given to preparing for the viva and, in so doing, will draw upon advice offered by examiners. It will conclude by reflecting upon the range of skills and capabilities gained from the PhD process, and how to prepare for post PhD life.
By the end of the workshop, participants will:
Be able to review what they have so far achieved and plan for submission
Recognise what working practices and writing strategies best suit them
Have gained insights into the editing process
Have started to think about how to prepare for their viva
Have reflected on the range of transferrable skills they have acquired from undertaking a PhD and taken time to consider their post PhD plans.